At the recent 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), held in Florence, Italy, August 26-30, Thomas Smith, Ph.D., adjunct instructor in the School of Kinesiology, presented a paper, “The Nature of the Firm – A Social Cybernetic Analysis,” co-authored with Robert Henning from the University of Connecticut.
As a member of the IEA Student Awards Committee, Smith also presented the K.U. Smith Student Awards of $5,000 each. (K.U. Smith was the first treasurer of the IEA and Thomas Smith’s father.) Award recipients were from the University of Minnesota, Brazil, Iraq and Israel.